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#11: “An In-Depth Analysis of This Deep 2017 NFL Draft Class” with Charles McDonald

March 20, 2017

Hello again everybody, and welcome back to Sports Krunch ( with DKrom, I’m your host David Kromelow.


Well, we are just over five weeks away from the 2017 NFL Draft, and the objective here at Sports Krunch with DKrom from now until draft day is to give you all an in-depth look, position by position, at this deep draft class. And we start today with where the game of football begins, up front in the trenches, with the OL, DL, and EDGE prospects. And to help break it all down is our AMAZING guest for today, Charles McDonald.


Charles writes for the SB Nation Atlanta Falcons fan website,, and also scouts every DT in the NFL for Bleacher Report’s weekly NFL 1000 series during the regular season. And last but not least, he co-hosts the podcast “Setting Edge” with fellow DL/EDGE guru Justis Mosqueda, another previous guest of the program. His resume obviously speaks for itself.


  1. Let’s start with the OL class. The overwhelming consensus in the scouting community is that this OT class is one of the worst in years. How many OT do you personally have a first round grade on, and if you do so on any of them, who are they and why? How many do you THINK will get drafted in the first round since the OT market is arguably just as bad (if not worse than) the QB market in free agency as well as the draft?


  1. Aside from Forrest Lamp, what G/C prospects are you excited about


  1. Last year’s draft, the buzz was that the DL class was super deep and the EDGE-rushing class wasn’t quite as so. This year, the buzz is kind of the reverse. Do you share that sentiment? How do you distinguish a DL from and EDGE player? I hear from some that such a distinction is more complicated than one thinks, and that several players can be seen as both


  1. Do you have Solomon Thomas ranked higher or lower than Jonathan Allen?? Do you think he gets drafted higher because of Allen’s shoulder issues?? How far do you see Allen falling??


  1. When it comes to EDGE prospects, who do you have going in round one aside from Myles Garrett??


  1. Name some OL/DL/EDGE prospects who you believe are flying up draft boards right now?? Any who are falling??


  1. Who will wind up being the best bargain pick (on Day 3) amongst OL/DL/EDGE


And that’s all for today here on Sports Krunch with DKrom. But we will be back with another. Also, be sure to check out our complete broadcast archive as well as an up-to-date blog of mine at!!!

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